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Waunetta Crisman

March 22, 1923 — October 13, 2017

Waunetta Vonnie Crisman, passed away on October 13, 2017 at Gothenburg Health with family by her side.

She was born on March 22, 1923 to Walter and Emma Donner at Farnam, NE, growing up on a farmstead and attended school. She married Gerald Crisman and they made their home in Gothenburg. They had two sons, Ronald and Kenneth.

Waunetta loved to travel seeing 45 of the lower 48 states, taking many bus trips with her friend and travel companion, Mary Millsap. She enjoyed gardening and her flower gardens were beautiful, her embroidery work was impeccable, all the family enjoyed the many gifts received from her talent. Her most appreciated gift for the family was her cooking and baking, a master of both, her pumpkin pies and cinnamon rolls were the best.

She was a warm and loving person who was quick to share a smile, a visit and a helping hand. She opened her heart to family, also embracing those who had a need for family, she was like a mom and grams to them. She was loved by so many and will be missed deeply.

Waunetta is survived by her son Kenneth (Kim) Crisman of Gothenburg, daughter-in-law Linda Crisman of Gothenburg, grandsons, Rex (Stella) Crisman of Gothenburg, Jeff Crisman of Dallas, TX, Josh Crisman (Ladonna) of North Platte, granddaughters Tammy (Jeff) Bonifas of Gothenburg, Sherri (John VonSeggern) Bice of Blair, Four great grandsons, Casey (Tiffany) Newbrey of Gothenburg, Adam (Lindsay) Newbrey of Broken Bow, Cole Crisman of Lincoln, Tanner Bice of Lincoln, three great granddaughters, Devyn Crisman of Kearney, Reagyn Crisman of North Platte, Leslie Potter of North Platte, along with many great-great grandchilden, nieces, and nephews, sister in law Lilly Donner of Farnam, and a special niece Virginia Smith of Grand Island.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, son Ronald and grandson Jory Crisman, brothers Cletus, Ray, Argil, and sister Mae.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm with the family present from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:00 am with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Farnam Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department.

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